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17 November 2012

Discover the Folio Society with Context Travel

An interview (and a special offer) with one of the most interesting publishers of fiction and non fiction: The Folio Society

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books

13 December 2011

Charles Dickens Museum prepares for bicentenary celebrations

We celebrate the Charles Dickens bicentenary with a visit to the author’s museum at No. 48 Doughty Street

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Charles Dickens

10 November 2011

The Case for Naples (Context City of Literature 2011)

Docent Fiorella Squillante gives the case for Naples as we continue the search for Context City of Literature 2011.

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goethe-in-italy

3 November 2011

The Case for Rome (Context City of Literature 2011)

The search for the Context City of Literature—and our exploration of the connections between literature and travel in general—is just…

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Petrarch

28 October 2011

The Case for Paris (Context City of Literature 2011)

Docent Cedrik Verdure gives his views on why Paris should be named Context City of Literature 2011. 1. Paris is…

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A Moveable Feast

27 October 2011

The Case for Boston (Context City of Literature 2011)

The search for Context’s City of Literature heads back over the Atlantic now, as docent Alex Goldfeld brings us the case for Boston.

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the-scarlet-letter

26 October 2011

The Case for Venice (Context City of Literature 2011)

Docent Francesca Frulla here gives us the arguments for Venice as Context City of Literature 2011…

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the-wings-of-the-dove

24 October 2011

The Case for Florence (Context City of Literature 2011)

Continuing the search for Context City of Literature 2011, docent Kristin Stasiowski gives the arguments for Florence.

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Six Tuscan Poets

21 October 2011

Bitter Lemon Press

We talk to François von Hurter of Bitter Lemon Press about the appeal of translated crime fiction.

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Temporary Perfections by Gianrico Carofiglio

19 October 2011

The Case for Berlin (Context City of Literature 2011)

The search for Context’s City of Literature 2011 continues with Julian Smith-Newman giving the case in favour of Berlin…

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Vladimir Nabokov: Details of a Sunset and Other Stories

15 October 2011

Sense of Place: James Benmore and Our Man in Havana

There is a scene in Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene where the main protagonist Jim Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman and reluctant spy, finds himself playing a game of draughts with Captain Segura, Havanaʼs very genial but also corrupt Chief of Police…

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Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene

14 October 2011

The Case for London (Context City of Literature 2011)

London’s literary credentials are impeccable and date back to the earliest development of English as a literary language in the 14th century.

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Chaucer

13 October 2011

Sense of Place: Danny Rhodes

Place is important in my writing. I think that holds for much of my reading too. When trying to think of a novel that evoked a sense of place, I found myself dragging book after book from my shelves. Perhaps I could write about…

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Danny Rhodes

10 October 2011

The Case for Istanbul (Context City of Literature 2011)

Nikitas Palantzas makes the case for Istanbul’s literary credentials as we search for the Context City of Literature, 2011.

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Murder on the Orient Express

7 October 2011

The Case for Madrid (Context City of Literature 2011)

All this month on the Context blog, we’ll be deciding the Context ‘City of Literature’ for 2011. Our docents in…

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Don Quixote

4 October 2011

Charles Lambert: A Stranger in Rome

As part of our month-long investigation of travel and literature on the Context blog, Charles Lambert has agreed to write here about his experiences as an expatriate author in Rome.

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Any Human Face, by Charles Lambert